Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard
Snow Leopard cub (7 mos old) - Cape May County Zoo

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Don't Mess with Porcupines

A nice young lady took her dog out for a trail walk on this beautiful day. Her dog got a way from her but still in sight. Then he returns to her looking like this:

This dog TRIED to eat a porcupine. Well, believe it or not, this is a small number of quills. Most dogs end up with hundreds!

Fortunately this is an easy but sometimes, time-consuming, fix. We need to sedate the dog and then back these out or sometimes cut  the end off because like fish hooks, they have barbs that often prevent us from simply pulling them out. 

This dog went home no worse for wear in under an hour!

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